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Sundown Lecture Series
Sundown Lecture Series

Thu, Feb 13


Jemison-Van De Graaff Mansion

Sundown Lecture Series

Join us for the opening of our Annual Lecture Series. This years series will delve into three fascinating topics of Alabama. This first one looks to be finger licking good. Sponsored by Crimson Smokers

Time & Place

Feb 13, 2020, 5:30 PM

Jemison-Van De Graaff Mansion, 1305 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA


Sponsored by Crimson Smokers 

 From Muscle Shoals to Mobile, Alabamians enjoy fabulous barbecue at home, at club meetings and at countless eateries. In the 1820s, however, a group of reformers wanted to eliminate the southern staple because politicians used it to entice voters. As the state and nation changed through wars and the civil rights movement, so did Alabama barbecue. Alabama restaurants like Big Bob Gibson's, Dreamland and Jim "n Nick's have earned fans across the country. Mark A. Johnson traces the development of the state's famous food from the earliest settlement of the state to the rise of barbecue restaurants. 

 Mark A. Johnson, from Milwaukee, graduated in 2016 with a PhD in history from the University of Alabama. Previously, he earned an MA from the University of Maryland and BA from Purdue University. As a professional historian, he specializes in the history of the United States and the U.S. South. 

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